Paige is the guest on this week’s “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia” podcast. Among several topics, she responded to Alberto Del Rio’s disgusting rant on Instagram about her:
She said, “I chose not to reply to that at the second. It hurt my feelings but I didn’t want him to know that it hurt my feelings at that point. It wasn’t like it hurt my feelings in like, ‘Oh, I can’t believe you said that about me.’ It was like… You’re making fun of someone that had mental health issues. Like, who does that? I don’t care — I’m glad that he’s moved on and found someone. I love that. I want him and want his family to be happy. I just want him to leave me alone. So I thought after a year of us not being together, I never expected him to bring me up again. I was just like ‘I’m not even gonna respond to that right now.’ I wish him the best of luck. You don’t make fun of someone who has mental health issues because he knew at that point how depressed and how I was at rock bottom and how I wanted to kill myself. He knew all that stuff, so to throw it out there like that is pretty mean. It’s uncalled for [and] unnecessary. I was like, ‘Am I being bullied right now? I was like what is going on here?’”
Paige said everyone texted her to check up on her. She said she was fine but didn’t understand why he was making fun of her at this point.
She continued, “I told my family straight away. I was like, ‘Don’t reply to him. He’s not even worth it.’ Because right now, I’m at the stage of my life where I’m the happiest I’ve ever been and I’m not gonna let someone like him try and bring me down. I get it, maybe he’s not as successful as he wanted to be, I don’t know but, I don’t have time for that. I don’t know if it’s jealousy but I don’t have time for that kind of stuff. It’s immature. He’s 41 years old. Don’t talk like that about a woman first of all, especially on the internet for everyone to see, especially when you’re in the public eye. Just keep your mouth shut. You don’t like me. That’s fine. We haven’t had any contact for over year. It baffles me. Like, ‘What? Just leave me alone.’ It was kind of laughable in the end. I was just like, ‘Come on dude, you look sad.’”
Paige added, “I don’t want drama. I want him to be happy… I moved on, you move on. Don’t dwell on the past like that and don’t make fun. It’s disgusting, it’s so disgusting.”
She also talked about her retirement, the advice given to her by The Rock, whether or not she blames Sasha Banks for the injury, her thoughts on the backlash towards Brie Bella, the tension she had with Lana while shooting Total Divas and much more.
Click below to listen to the entire interview: